On the back of a tremendously sound first season, Nick Cotric has been swiftly re-signed by the Canberra Raiders.
Showing his ability and producing consistent form from the get-go, Cotric played in all 24 games for the Raiders and did not look out of place.
Still only 18 – which is remarkable when you consider just how good he was – Cotric was in blistering form as he racked up 16 tries and a copious number of line-breaks and tackle busts.
The support he received from the Raiders and its fans played a big part in his decision to stay.
“It’s been a massive year being able to make my NRL debut and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” Cotric said.
“The boys have been a huge help for me and it helped me make my decision to re-sign.
There’s been heaps of support from the team and club and I’m looking forward to continuing to play for the Raiders.”
The Raiders have a knack for blooding and retaining their local talent and Cotric is no exception with the club ecstatic with his development.
“Nick’s had a huge first season in first grade and the clubs proud to have a player who grew up in Canberra recommit to the club,” said club CEO, Don Furner.
“We pride ourselves on developing talent and Nick is one of the best upcoming talents in the game.”